Title: Letter of 31 May 1918 from Charles Ross Francis to Sarah Margaret Francis
Author: Francis, Charles Ross, 1899-1956
Source: Archives of Manitoba, P 303 MG6 D17, Sarah M. Francis
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it reminded me of our old
picnics at home, only there were
no women, nor any children playing
around. Oh yes there were 3
little French kids but they don't
show up much amongst a bunch
soldiers. The sports were
good and were very interesting.
All sorts of racing, wresting [wrestling] on
horse back etc. It was funny
in the wheel barrow race, with
a man on his hands for a
wheel barrow race and the
other fellow holding his legs.
One fellow carried his "wheel
barrow" all the way, the
"wheel barrow" just touching
the high spots with his
hands, they were coming
in a close second & might
have won but they fell down
in a heap within two yards
of the posts. Tell Herb
I saw Bobbie .
He took part in some of
the events but I don't know if
he won anything.

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